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About the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

St. Paul's favorite beer festival dedicated to craft beers! St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will take place Saturday, June 10th, 2023 from 2-5pm (early admission at 1pm) at the MN State Fairgrounds - International Bazaar in beautiful St. Paul. This outdoor craft beer festival will feature sampling from over 50 breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, tasty food, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul, and the fun atmosphere of MN State Fairgrounds.

Location and Hours

Minnesota State Fair Grounds International Bazaar from 2-5pm. VIP & Early Admission ticket holders are allowed in one hour early at 1pm

Transportation and Parking

PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. Take MTC bus or there is ample drop off area for those taking ride share, taxi, or getting dropped off.


Food will be available for purchase using cash or credit card. No outside food or beverage is allowed into the event facility.


  • Barona Pickle Palace
  • KCM Eggroll
  • ** additional food vendors coming soon!! **

Minnesota State Fair Grounds International Bazaar

St Paul, MN

June 10th, 2023

Tickets On Sale NOW!

Local and National Craft Breweries

Unlimited sampling


Early Admission



Limited Tickets Available

  • Enter 1 Hour Early
  • Unlimited samples from local and national craft breweries!
  • Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • Music, Games, and more!
General Admission



  • Unlimited samples from local and national craft breweries.
  • Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • Music, Games, and more!
Designated Driver



  • Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • Water and Soda Samples
  • Music, Games, and more!

Designated Drivers may not sample any beer. Must be over 21.


Retail Ticket Locations

The following excellent retailers are also selling fest tickets, avoid fees and support your local liquor store! 1st Grand Ave Liquors, Bent Brewstillery , Ombibulous, Princeton Liquors, and Stinson WBS


Participating Breweries & Vendors

Download the 2023 Program!

  • 612BREW
  • Alaskan Brewing Company
  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider
  • Arbeiter Brewing
  • August Schell's Brewing Company
  • Back Channel Brewing
  • Bald Man Brewing
  • Bent Brewstillery
  • Bent Paddle Brewing Company
  • Blacklist Brewing Co
  • Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Brau Brothers Brewing
  • BUCH Fermentary & Taproom
  • Castle Danger Brewery
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Elm Creek Brewing Co.
  • Falling Knife Brewing Company
  • Fat Pants Brewing Co.
  • Giesenbräu Bier Co
  • HeadFlyer Brewing
  • Indeed Brewing Company
  • Insight Brewing
  • Invictus Brewing
  • Lift Bridge Brewing Co.
  • Luce Line Brewing
  • Lupulin Brewing
  • Mankato Brewery
  • Milk & Honey Ciders
  • Modist Brewing Co
  • Moose Lake Brewing Co.
  • Oliphant Brewing
  • Ommegang
  • Pryes Brewing Company
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Samuel Adams
  • Sociable Cider Werks
  • Spiral Brewery
  • Spooky Craft Cocktails
  • Surly Brewing Company
  • The Freehouse
  • Truly Vodka Soda
  • Twisted Tea
  • Unmapped Brewing
  • Urban Growler Brewing Company
  • Ursa Minor Brewing
  • Utepils Brewing Co
  • Venn Brewing
  • Wabasha Brewing Company
  • Wild State Cider

Download Official Program (1.4MB PDF)


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can come to the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest?
Only persons 21 years or older with a valid ID can enter the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest grounds (including Designated Drivers). No children or pets (service dogs are accepted).
The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest starts at 1pm for Early Admission ticketholders, 2pm for General Admission ticketholders, and ends at 5pm sharp. Brewery Representatives are not allowed to pour samples after 5pm. Please be prepared to leave the festival promptly at 5pm.

Bring an open mind to try the wonderful styles of craft beer available. Please come well hydrated and take advantage of water stations located throughout the grounds, water will also help cleanse your palette. Don't rush through samples, take time to enjoy the aroma and the flavor.

No outside drinks or food may be allowed in the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest grounds. Food will be available for purchase within the facility. Cash and Credit Card accepted. Drinking on a empty stomach is never a good idea, so have something to eat when you get to the fest.

Parking is available in the public parking lot for FREE. There is FREE overnight parking, so be responsible and DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
Yes, basic medical staff will be present in addition to police during the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest.
Can a Designated Driver Ticket holder still sample beer?
No, DD ticket holders will not be permitted to sample any beer. Any Designated Driver Ticket holder that is seen drinking at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will be escorted out immediately. Designated Drivers Ticket holders must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.
Water stations can be found throughout the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. A Designated Driver Table will have a selection of craft sodas and water. General Admission attendees can also visit the Designated Driver Table for soda and water.

  • VIP HOUR The Johnson Brothers featuring members of Kind Country
  • 2:05 - 3:15pm Gentleman Speaker
  • 3:30 - 5pm Mark Joseph and the American Soul

The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest People's Choice Award is given to the most voted beer of the fest. Voting for the award will take place at a designated table on the grounds. Votes must be submitted by 4pm to count.
  • Coming soon...


The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest is made possible in part by these fantastic sponsors!